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The hunt for the Buru : the true story of the search for a prehistoric reptile in North India
Izzard, Ralph.
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Fresno, CA : Linden Pub., [2001]

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176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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"A Craven Street book."

Originally published: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1951.
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Central Library DS485.A84 I84 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This first-hand account of a 1948 journey to a treacherous valley in northern India in search of a mysterious creature is both a classic travel adventure and a graphic record of an amazing expedition. The book chronicles the group's movement into a remote valley in Assam, where the inhabitants had only recently given up headhunting, on a quest for the Buru, an elusive, monstrous reptile well documented by those native to the area. The Buru, like the Yeti, Bigfoot, and the Loch Ness monster, has captured the imagination of adventurers around the world, and remains a popular subject of cryptozoology -- the study of animals yet to be discovered by science. Recalled in vivid detail are treks through hazardous swamplands filled with cobras and leeches, and campaigns through perilous jungle where thumbnail-sized ticks and wild boar are indigenous, all in the hunt for the legendary saurian.

Author Notes

Ralph Izzard was an adventurer and a foreign correspondent for the ""London Daily Mail."" He is the author of ""The Abominable Snowman Adventure.""

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